Friday, 28 April 2017

Malayan Eyebright

Pretty tiny white flowers 
(~ 5mm) peek through the grass lawn.

Also known as Legazpia polygonoides or 
Torenia polygonoides

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 5

I used the same variegated thread Lizbeth Size 40 Purple Iris Fusion Col. 162 for Round 10. Now measuring about 14 inches across. One more round in this variegated thread before I switch colours again.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Intricate Lantern

This photo does not do justice to this lantern.
Its intricate design is not fully captured but you can still appreciate its beauty.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Tmae Princess Version 2 (HMK 10)

This one is complete. 
A pattern by Ha Mi-Kyoung on page 74. 
This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 155 Ocean Sunset.
Which HMK pattern to tat next?
Any suggestions?

Friday, 21 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 4

In this Round 9, I decided to change to a variegated thread.
It looks like a different shade of purple in
Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 162 Purple Iris Fusion.
Perhaps it will turn out okay.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

New Jade Earrings

These jade earrings were set by a jeweller friend. I bought these jade pieces thinking I could wire them myself using the 14K gold filled findings but decided to get them done by the professional instead. I am glad I did. These are set in 22K gold and tiny green garnets. The carved jade pieces measure about 1.5 inches and drop about 2 inches with the ear hooks. These earrings can be worn on either sides depending on your mood or outfit.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sweet Tooth

Two of my favourite local desserts.

Ice Jelly with honey sea coconut and palm fruit in syrup with shaved ice.

'Orh nee' or yam (taro) paste with ginkgo seeds and coconut cream.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tmae Princess Version 1 ( HMK 10)

I finished one of the motifs. This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 161 Sea Island Citrus. Blocking is a must and I also left it in between pages of a pattern book to flatten it. 

It is quite a large motif, measuring 6 inches across. I have not done the 2nd motif as I am currently tatting the Wiosna Spring Doily 2017 Round 9. It is about half way done.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Marmite Prawns

Have you had rice porridge with Bovril?
Or toast with butter and Bovril?
Well, when Bovril was unavailable, we chose Marmite.
I remember growing up having that.

We recently had the above dish at a restaurant.
Quite delicious too with rice.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Tmae Princess WIP 2

Round 2 completed.
One more round to go.
Please ignore the pin holes in my blocking board.